Gift & Specialty Items


Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2021 Gift and Specialty Item Vendors


An der Weihnachtsecke, Des Moines, IA

Shop the Christkindlmarket Des Moines store for your favorite European treasures.

Offering: Steinbach nutcrackers, INGE ornaments, beer steins and glassware, Herrnhuter Moravian stars, commemorative Glühwein mugs, Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise,

Price Range: $5 – $350

Pre-Sale: Bottles of Glühwein, 2021 Glühwein commemorative mugs, select food items. URL to our online store will be provided as we get closer to the event.


Dakota Tinworks, Estelline, SD

Dakota Tinworks is a family-owned business dedicated to making and selling traditional tinware, ornaments, and other Christmas-themed decorations in tin and copper, hand-made exclusively by tinsmith Karl-Josef Schmidt, using primarily antique, 19th century tinsmith’s tools and techniques.

Offering: Handmade tinware and copperware of various kinds: tin and copper Christmas ornaments, tin and copper tree tinsel, tin tree toppers, tin cookie cutters, tin biscuit cutters, tin candle holders, pierced tin candle covers, tin candle sconces, tin cups, earrings using tinplate and copper, and tin candle lanterns. Also tin photo frames. Selected ornaments made from brushed aluminum (similar to the ones from from tinplate, but in sheet aluminum).

Price Range: $6 – $450

Pre-Sale: karl@dakotatinworks.com (Pre-sale customers can contact me about products they wish to buy, I can send them a PayPal invoice to pay online, and then they can pick up their pre-paid order at CDM 2021 in person. Customers who do not pick up their orders at CDM 2021 will be billed for shipping and their order will be sent via USPS once shipping payment has been received).


DamonLayne Woodworking, Earlham, IA

DamonLayne Woodworking provides beautiful, handmade woodworking for your home or kitchen. Each item is eye-catching and will be a unique focal point in your home.

Offering: Woodworking: including cutting boards, Springerle molds, charcuterie boards, cribbage boards, lazy susans

Price Range: $35 – $225


The Permanent Collection Letterpress, Des Moines, IA

Artisan Hand-printed letterpress products made in Des Moines, Iowa.

Offering: Letterpress cards, art prints, cut-out paper prints of holiday trees, holiday cards, holiday paper letterpress coasters, holiday stationery, tote bags with holiday themes

Price Range: $5-50

Pre-Sale: www.thepermanentcollection.net


DSM Foundry, Des Moines, IA

DSM Foundry offers traditional German, art deco, and other styles of holiday decor made with modern technology.

Offering: Ornaments, Schwiboogen, decorative lanterns, wooden maps and Iowa themed small decor

Price Range: $2 – $100

Pre-Sale: https://www.dsmfoundry.com/


Three In One Artworks, Urbandale, IA

Three In One Artworks offers unique handcrafted, ceramic mugs, trays and ornaments featuring Iowa agriculture, Iowa history and Celtic themes, all perfect for gift giving!

Offering: Christmas ornaments, mugs, plates and trays, vases and bowls.

Price Range: $10 – $125

Pre-Sale: www.threeinoneartworks.com. jmorganbailey@gmail.com. text: 515-979-0238


Nymph In The Woods, Boone, IA

Wearable art to help you show off your style! Handmade from fused glass and wire wrapping, each piece is unique. Perfect as a gift to a loved one or yourself!

Offering: Wearable art made from fused glass and wire wrapping – Necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, and circlets.

Price Range: $15 – 300+

Pre-Sale: www.nymphglassjewelry.com


Quilted Gardens Nursery, Des Moines, IA

Specializing in fresh made wreaths and greens bundles, seasonal decor, Iowa made leather bells and straps, glass bird and Fair trade gourd ornaments.

Offering: Fresh made wreaths and Bundles of greens, Glass Christmas Ornaments, Iowa-made leather sleigh and Door Bells, Fair trade gourd ornaments and boxes, Straw ornaments, Ice Globe kits, Holiday optic Specs, Table top Christmas trees

Price Range: $2 – 75

Pre-Sale: www.quiltedgardens.com


Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, IA

Step back in time to our little Danish Christmas Market booth that will feature “Keepsakes for a Lifetime”. Experience a piece of Denmark close to home.

Offering: Scandinavia, Nordic and made in Denmark Christmas gift items such as Gnomes, Nisse, Elves, straw Ornaments, Cookware and prepackaged foods and glogg.

Price Range: $1 – $350

Pre-Sale: www.anishwindmill.com, 712-764-7472, sales@danishwindmill.com


Schanz Furniture, South Amana, IA

Schanz Furniture is a family owned business that has been making hand-made furniture and gift items for over 50 years. We are located in South Amana, Iowa.

Offering: Hand-made (Set of 3) Spalted Maple Christmas Trees & our Hand-made Multi-wood Christmas Trees in various sizes.

Price Range: $20 -$150

Pre-Sale: www.schanzfurniture.com 319-622-3529 mike.s@schanzfurniture.com


TeaGschwendner, Chicago, IL

Explore the world of tea with TeaGschwendner. A local retailer locally owned and operated by Tea Sommelier. With over 300 teas to offer you will find your favorite holiday tea. A Christmas tea is a must to try.

Offering: Loose leaf tea and tea ware, German honey

Price Range: $5 – 100

Pre-Sale: www.tgtea.com


Winterborn Alpaca, High River, AB, Canada

Winterborn Alpaca designs winter wear derived from premium alpaca fleece.

Offering: Hand-woven alpaca scarves, socks, mittens, beanies, and alpaca stuffies.

Price Range: $20 – $85

Pre-Sale: www.winterbornalpaca.com


Pickle Creek Herbs, Fairfield, IA

At Pickle Creek, we use the herbs we grow on our sustainable Iowa farm to handcraft artisanal olive oils and vinegars, soaps, salves, and balms using our own original recipes.

Offering: Herb-infused olive oils and vinegars (including the Apple Strudel White Balsamic we created especially for this event and the Prairie Fire olive oil that earned the 2019 1st Place Scovie Award for a Chile Oil), soaps, salves, salts, and balms that we handcraft ourselves using original recipes and the herbs and other produce we grow in our garden.

Price Range: $3.25 – $25

Pre-Sale: www.picklecreek.com/shop


Pam Hyde Pottery, Des Moines, IA

Handmade pottery for everyday use. Thrown, glazed and fired in my home studio. Mugs, bowls, plates, spoon rests, utensil holders, vases, butter keepers, pour overs, votive candle holders, and, of course, ornaments!

Offering: Christmas Tree Luminaria, Iowa ornaments, Ornaments designed exclusively for Christkindlmarket Des Moines, Iowa Refrigerator Magnets, Spoon Rests, Yarn Bowls, Bowls – Fruit bowls to mini bowls, Mugs – Iowa mugs and plain mugs, Butter keepers, Vases, Planters, Utensil Holders, Plates

Price Range: $8 – $80


Indianola Glass Creations, Indianola, IA

Step into a world of glass. We have a wonderful assortment of one-of-a-kind handmade stained & fused glass to liven and decorate your home.

Offering: Fused & Stained glass ornaments, fused glass home decor (spoon rests, card holders, nightlights, sun catchers, napkin holders, wall art, bowls and platters), Fused and stained glass jewelry & accessories (necklaces, bracelets, earrings, hair barrettes), Wire wrapped glass jewelry. Fused glass Pop-sockets, Stained glass art pieces, and recycled glass home decor (wine bottle clocks, lamps and wind chimes).Fused & Stained Glass Garden Art

Price Range: $10 – $200

Wild Cherry Spoon Co., Rock Island, IL

Step into a world of Wild Cherry Spoon Co. Is a line of hand-carved kitchen, home, and lifestyle goods. New this year laser cut ornaments, nativities and wood toys.

Offering: Wood kitchen utensils, cutting boards, razors, wooden shot cups, bottle openers, beer flights and other home and lifestyle goods.

New items this year laser engraved wood ornaments, wooden nativity sets, and wood toys.

Price Range: $3 – $125


Swede Point Creamery, Madrid, IA

Swede Point Creamer’s Scandinavian Christmas. Locally produced goat cheeses, lotions and soaps, spritz cookies and Kringla. Come meet some of our “goaty girls” at milking time!

Offering: Goat Cheeses, Goat Milk Soap and Lotion, Krampus Socks, Apple Butter, Strawberry Jam, Knit Stocking Hat, Kringla and Spritz Cookies Christmas Decorations, Peanut Brittle, Mint Tins, Aronia Berry Jam

Price Range: $5 – $45

Pre-Sale: 515-231-5900, swedepointcreamery@gmail.com


Pinicon Farm Craft, Milo, IA

Family business run by Marlys and Jeff Sowers, specializing in making Willow, Nantucket and Reed Baskets. They also handmake Shaker Boxes and Dovetail Boxes.

Offering: Willow baskets, shaker boxes, doveltailboxes, Nantucket baskets

Price Range: $25 – $350

Pre-Sale: www.piniconfarmcrafts.net

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